10 Smartphone Apps for Your Security Guard Agency

Security Guard Agency Smartphone Apps

As a security guard agency in today’s competitive marketplace, it is essential to take advantage of every opportunity to build your brand and leverage every efficiency.  That is especially true when it comes to using the latest in technology.  With the advent of inexpensive smartphones, it is now possible to place these mini-computers in the hands of every employee and security officer.  The possibilities of what you can accomplish using this type of technology are endless.  So as a security guard vendor where should you start?  To get you going on this journey we have outlined 10 apps that every security guard agency should be using.

For Corporate Staff and Security Guard Supervisors

  1. Evernote – If you are in the business of supplying security guard services, you probably have more than 1 person on your team that would benefit from Evernote.  Evernote is an easy to use app that helps you remember everything.  Evernote allows you to take notes at client meetings, take pictures on walk-throughs, and quickly record the address of that property with the sloppy guard you saw – all while keeping everything searchable.   It does all of this and synchronizes the information across all your mobile devices and computers.  Available: Apple, Android, Windows.  Price: Free.
  2. Notability – If you are looking for a way to transition away from all those paper note pads, Notability is the app for you.  Notability allows you to take handwritten or typed notes for client or internal meeting and annotate any PDF contracts that you might have.  Notability makes it  incredibly easy to organize and sync your notes to Dropbox for access anywhere.  Available: Apple iPad.  Price: $1.99.
  3. Dropbox – Ever get tired of moving proposals and contracts from one computer to another?  Well Dropbox helps eliminate that problem.  Dropbox allows you to effortlessly synchronize files across mobile devices, laptops, and desktops.  It is easy to install and also supports file sharing.  Available: Apple, Android, Windows.  Price: Free.
  4. SalesForce.com Mobile If you are not already using Salesforce.com feel free to skip to the next section…or take this opportunity to look at the best CRM that I’ve seen for security guard vendors.  If you’re using SalesForce.com, then the mobile app will just enhance the SalesForce.com magic.  Enough said…  Available: Apple, Android, Windows.  Price: Free.

For Security Guards

  1. OfficerReports.com – OfficerReports.com provides security guard vendors with a simple way to make their guards more efficient.  OfficerReports.com does this by eliminating paper security guard reports through use of its Security Guard Reporting App.  The app contains Daily Activity Report Software, Incident Report Software, Post Order Software and much more.  To see just how effective this software is at reducing cost and strengthening your client relationship, sign up for a FREE 30 day trial. Available: Apple, Android.  Price: Free 30 day trial.
  2. CPR & Choking – This app was developed by leading physicians and educators and serves as  a great refresher for any security guards that you have that are CPR certified.  The app features videos that cover both proper application of CPR techniques as well as assisting someone who is choking.  Available: Apple.  Price: Free.
  3. iTrack – Interested in GPS tracking your security guards’ smartphones?  If so, take a look at iTrack.  iTrack allows you to track multiple security guards, watch the speed at which they travel, and view a street level picture of their location.  iTrack also allows you to see the last 6 hours of their location history for auditing purposes.  Available: Apple, Android.  Price: Free.

For Your Clients

If you want some kudos from your clients, or if you’re looking to bring some added value to that  relationship, introduce them to these great apps.

  1. Life360 – Life360 provides several really cool features all in one app.  Using Life360 your clients can GPS track family members, receive arrival notifications when kids get home, send panic alerts, and get a map of sex offenders in their neighborhoods.  Available: Apple, Android, Blackberry.  Price: Free.
  2. Nixle – Depending on the area that your clients live in, Nixle will allow their municipal agencies, including law enforcement and fire departments, to send them alerts and advisories in real time. These alerts can range from road closures to emergency notifications and Amber Alerts. Available: Apple, Android, Windows.  Price: Free.
  3. Guardly – The Guardly app provides your clients with a means to transform their smart phones into personal emergency phones.  When the app is launched, Guardly will transmit the users real-time GPS location and give them 2-way communication with their personal safety network,  first responders, or your security guards simultaneously. This app is great for people working late as well as for students.  Available: Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows 7.  Price: Free.

Although this list is not in any way comprehensive, we felt that it was a good starting point for you to begin exploring the myriad options that are currently available.

Are there any apps that you use that you would add to this list?  If so, please leave us a reply telling us what they are.

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By Courtney Sparkman

 

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